Thursday, July 30, 2015

August! Shuggie Otis, Galactic, Hootie, Dillon Fence

Getting busy here at HQ... Greg Humphreys Electric Trio is hitting the road, and Dillon Fence is playing some shows as well! We continued working on our debut Electric Trio studio album in July; Keith Robinson has done a great job mixing, and we're close to the finish line. Really proud of these songs, this recording, and this group.


The Electric Trio (Matt Brandau, Keith) kicks the month off in style Saturday August 1 for a set at Raleigh NC's Lincoln Theatre supporting one of my all-time musical inspirations, soul legend Shuggie Otis. This will be our first trio show in Raleigh! We return to Bennettsville SC on Sunday August 2 for our second show with Four Oaks House Concerts. 

On Friday August 14, the Electric Trio is back in BKLYN, supporting New Orleans funksters Galactic as part of their four-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl. On Saturday August 15, we head to Trumansburg NY for a 4p set at Big Mean Sound Machine's inaugural BBQ festival at CRAQ Barn. We're in Trumansburg the following Saturday as well (August 22), playing our own show at the wonderful Rongovian Embassy.


Dillon Fence is opening two nights (August 7 and 8) for our old tour-mates Hootie & The Blowfish at their annual Homegrown Concert weekend in Charleston SC. These shows are already SOLD OUT, but don't fret, Fence fans, because...

Scott Carle, Kent Alphin, Chris Goode and I are playing a very special Dillon Fence set on Saturday August 29 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro NC for Be Loud ’15 weekend! The Veldt and Local supergroup Preeesh! (featuring members of The Pressure Boys, Ben Folds Five, Let’s Active, and Dag) share the bill with us on Saturday night.

Weekend passes and single night tickets are available through the Be Loud Sophie site. Friday August 28 features Southern Culture On The Skids, John Howie & The Rosewood Bluff, Neil Diamond All-Stars, and Chickenwire Gang. Anyone who follows the North Carolina music scene knows what a great weekend of music this will be! Proceeds benefit Be Loud Sophie foundation — read the story behind this wonderful organization here.

08/01 Raleigh NC Lincoln Theatre supporting Shuggie Otis   Buy Tickets
08/02 Bennettsville SC Four Oaks House Concert  Reservations
08/07 Charleston SC Family Circle Stadium  DILLON FENCE supporting Hootie & The Blowfish
08/08 Charleston SC Family Circle Stadium  DILLON FENCE supporting Hootie & The Blowfish 
08/14 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Bowl supporting Galactic  Buy Tickets
08/15 Trumansburg NY CRAQ Barn  Big Mean BBQ  Buy Tickets
08/22 Trumansburg NY Rongovian Embassy
08/29 Chapel Hill NC Cat's Cradle  Greg w DILLON FENCE for Be Loud 15  Buy Tickets


These shows in August will likely be my last public performances for awhile. Rubina and I are getting married(!!!) in September, and we'll be on our honeymoon afterward. Yes, we'll be taking our boy Jim with us!

Thank you for your continued support. It means the world to me. I will be back to support our Greg Humphreys Electric Trio debut studio album before you know it, and I'll be keeping you posted. Hope to see you all in August!
More soon,

New and improved discography page with Spotify links here.

COSMIC IRONY  iTunes  Amazon  Spotify
Cosmic Irony is a studio collaboration between producer / bassist Matt Brandau and me. We've been recording together on-and-off at his Upper West Side studio Chateau Brandau since I've been living in the city. These are our funky creations.

The first tune, "Crosstown", is a song we built around a Brandau bassline, with horns from Memphis saxophonist Art Edmaiston (Lucero, Gregg Allman Band, JJ Grey and MOFRO) and trumpeter Dennis Marion (JJ Grey and MOFRO). On "Cosmic Irony" we take a Latin trip down Existential Lane. "All Because of You" is pure pop and "More Than a Friend" is a downtown love song. Enjoy.

1. Crosstown
2. Cosmic Irony
3. All Because Of You
4. More Than A Friend

"Cosmic Irony spotlights Humphreys and company in a studio setting, focusing on concise songs that emphasize his jazzier inclinations and penchant for brisk, breezy melodies..." — Lee Zimmerman, No Depression

ROCK AT LIVE WOOD  iTunes  Amazon  Spotify

Rock at Live Wood is the debut live recording of Greg Humphreys Electric Trio – bassist Matt Brandau, drummer Keith Robinson, and myself.

The Rock at Live Wood  LP, from an Electric Trio set at Rockwood Music Hall, is alternately thoughtful and blistering. Mixed by Keith Robinson, it features live arrangements of songs from the Cosmic Irony EP along with some trio versions of tunes from my solo acoustic LPs and HOBEX recordings.

1. Crosstown
2. Feelin' A Little Down
3. More Than A Friend
4. Windows
5. Sayin' What You Mean
6. Only One Of Me
7. All Because Of You
8. Must Be The Moon
9. Natural Child

"Rock at Live Wood showcases Humphreys and his band in concert... songs such as “More Than a Friend” and “Sayin’ What You Mean” demonstrate a decided preference for affecting melodies that find a perfect balance with the band’s ability to show off their ample chops." — Lee Zimmerman, No Depression

Stream the catalog:
Greg Humphreys on Spotify 
HOBEX on Spotify
Dillon Fence on Spotify